1994: Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

1994 SchoolgirlsJournalist Peggy Orenstein, in association with AAUW, publishes Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap. The book shows how girls in two racially and economically diverse California communities suffer the painful plunge in self-esteem that was also documented in AAUW’s 1991 report Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America.